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Shri Krishna Chaitanya-Carita Mahakavya
By Shrila Murari Gupta (1513 A.D.)

Translation into English by
Bhaktivedanta Bhagavata Swami.


Prakrama 3 (18 Sargas)

(Canto 1,2) --Continuation of the story of Lord Gauranga's acceptance of the renounced order of sannyasa.

(Canto 3,4)--His return to Advaita Acarya's house in Santi-pura.

He takes farewell from His mother and His assembled devotees from Navadvipa, and He declares His intention to proceed directly to Jagannatha Puri in Orissa.

There are descriptions of the Lord's supremely ecstatic emotional states He enjoyed after taking sannyasa; these descriptions are then elaborated on even more completely by the author.

(Cantos 5-10)--Six cantos are devoted to narrating the Lord's journeys and pastimes as He traveled through Yajpura and Bhuvanesvara, finally arriving at Jagannatha Puri.

(Cantos 11,12)-- At Puri, the Lord goes straight to the house of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya.

Afterwards, accompanied by Sarvabhauma's younger brother, the Lord visits the temple of Jagannatha, where His ecstatic emotions overcome Him so completely that He falls senseless.

He is carried back to Sarvabhauma's house and revived.

Later, Sarvabhauma (the old Vedanta scholar) tries to teach his dry Vedanta to the young ascetic Gauranga Mahaprabhu, but the Lord ends up expounding the true meaning of the Vedanta.

The Lord's exposition had struck the great Vedantist with so much wonder that he at once recognizes Shri Gauranga to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and he falls at the Lord's lotus feet, reciting verses of praise.

(Cantos 13-16)--Four cantos are devoted to describing Lord Gauranga's tour of South India up to setu-Bhanda, His meeting with Ramananda Raya, His meeting with Trimalla Bhatta and his young boy Gopal Bhatta, and many others.

Then the Lord's return to Puri is described.

(Cantos 17,18)--Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu returns to Bengal -- He had intended to travel to Vrindavana, but the trip was postponed (His objective for going to Shri Vrindavana was to reveal the lost holy places there).

He meets with Shri Rupa and Sanatana at Rama-keli, and thereafter returns to Puri.